Thinking of escaping the rat-race and moving to an idyllic country cottage? How about one of these 6 fairy tale homes currently for sale on Zoopla?

Thatched cottage in Shepreth

1. Three-bedroom cottage in Shepreth, Hertfordshire, for £650,000

If you thought cottages were dark and pokey, think again. The interior of this Grade II-listed country cottage is modern, clean and bright. There’s also the added perk of a studio space – perfect for working from home.

Available via Cheffins 

Thatched cottage in Cliddesden

2. Two-bedroom cottage in Cliddesden, Hampshire, for £399,950

Not all cottages are high maintenance. The roof on this one was re-thatched last summer and should last for decades. Its contemporary kitchen has also been kitted out with under-floor heating and an instant boiling water tap.

Available via The Property Explorer 

Thatched cottage in Tibenham

3. Four-bedroom detached cottage in Tibenham, Norfolk, for £500,000

It doesn’t get more quintessentially English than this farmhouse, which dates back to the 17th century. The inside is thoroughly charming but, with its vegetable patch, croquet lawn and small orchard, the garden has to be the winning feature.

Available via Fine & Country 

Thatched cottage in Ringwood

4. Three-bedroom cottage in Ringwood, Hampshire, for £375,000

This Hampshire cottage squeezes in a surprising number of rooms, including a sitting room, snug, office and dining room on the ground floor. But you’ll still need to mind your head upstairs with the typical sloped-beamed ceilings.

Available via Fells New Forest Property 

Thatched cottage in St Agnes

5. Two-bedroom cottage in St Agnes, Cornwall, for £259,950

With Trevaunance Cove on your doorstep and streets lined with craft shops and restaurants, the village of St Agnes is an ideal spot for a holiday home. This thatched cottage is already used as one, but it would make an equally lovely permanent base.

Available via Lewis Haughton Willis 

Thatched cottage in Winterbourne Zelston

6. Four-bedroom cottage in Winterborne Zelston, Dorset, for £895,000

This chocolate-box cottage has been carefully brought into the 21st century with original features intact. The conservatory (with solar reflective double glazing) underfloor heating and antique terracotta floor are dreamy additions.

Available via Parkers Property Consultants & Valuers 

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